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Highlights

Matillion and Talend Data Integration are both data integration tools. Matillion specializes in ETL for cloud-based warehouses. Talend differentiates by offering a free open source version of its data integration platform. Talend is more commonly used at the enterprise level, with a larger focus on big data integration,  while Matillion’s cloud focus is gives it functionality across company sizes. 

Features

Both Matillion and Talend provide a variety of features for data integration. 

Matillion offers a robust Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL) capability. Users highlight its ability to centralize and structure data from a wide range of platforms and cloud environments, particularly AWS applications. Matillion’s focus on cloud-based data warehouses makes it ideal for this use case.

Talend differentiates with its free open source data quality management and integration software, which can be used for simple use cases. At larger scale, Talend also provides a high degree of customizable connectors between different system, including custom-built connectors. 

Limitations 

Talent and Matillion also both have some limitations to their offerings. 

Matillion’s users have struggled to create and utilize the platform’s documentation for updates and project management. This issue is particularly pronounced when implementing or integrating Git. 

Talend’s free version is extremely limited for most users. Many ETL tasks quickly scale beyond the technical functionality of the free version, requiring paid upgrades. Talend also struggles with utilizing Git, particularly in the free version of the software. 

Pricing 

Matillion provides four packages for its ETL capabilities, priced per hour of usage. The “Medium” package, at $1.27/hr, provides 2 users and 6 environments. The “Large” package, at $2.74/hr, supports 5 concurrent users and 15 environments and clustering. The “XLarge” package, at $5.48/hr, supports 12 concurrent users and 35 environments. Enterprise package pricing is available by quote from the vendor. 

Talend offers four products around data integration. Data Quality and Data Integration are available in open source versions. There are also Data Integration Entry Level and a Data Management Platform package. The former includes more advanced integration features, and the Data Management Platform includes advanced data profiling and quality governance. Pricing is available by quote from the vendor. 

Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion

Matillion is great for handling bulk and 'delta' loads to your warehouse, i.e. updating the warehouse with only those records updated since the last execution of the pipeline. The components and Python scripting provide a huge amount of flexibility in what the pipeline does, but you do need to have the expertise to know how to implement it properly.Matillion has been less good at extracting data from APIs. The functionality was found to be complex and it was unclear how to manage things like pagination and rate limiting in API calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration is easy to use and learn. Talend Data Integration can perform bulk data migrations of up to a few million records without any issues. We have not tried it or had use case which required more than a few million records at a time. It works particularly well with databases and CRM software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Matillion
7.9
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Matillion
8.3
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Matillion
7.5
Talend Data Integration
10.0

Data Transformations

Matillion
8.1
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Simple transformations
Matillion
8.7
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Complex transformations
Matillion
7.6
Talend Data Integration
10.0

Data Modeling

Matillion
7.1
Talend Data Integration
6.1
Data model creation
Matillion
7.6
Talend Data Integration
8.0
Metadata management
Matillion
6.6
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Business rules and workflow
Matillion
7.4
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Collaboration
Matillion
6.8
Talend Data Integration
1.0
Testing and debugging
Matillion
6.1
Talend Data Integration
3.5
feature 1
Matillion
8.2
Talend Data Integration

Data Governance

Matillion
6.5
Talend Data Integration
7.5
Integration with data quality tools
Matillion
6.6
Talend Data Integration
7.0
Integration with MDM tools
Matillion
6.3
Talend Data Integration
8.0

Pros

Matillion

  • The workspace is drag and drop, which makes it intuitive and easy to use.
  • Server creation and management is robust. We haven't had to worry too much about it once we got it created.
  • The job scheduler is very simple and intuitive.
  • Matillion allows you to run Python, which grants almost unlimited flexibility, even without using any other components.
Hyrum Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • JSON parsing, if you are into highly nested JSON object parsing Talend has the ability to display the structure of JSON and allows you to define the extraction logic in the metadata. Same with XML source.
  • Customization, For mostly all ETL work you will have a component in Talend. And in case you have a very specific requirement you can end up easily designing a custom component that you can code and reuse and share with others.
  • Talend has a connectivity option to almost all the databases (relational or NOSQ)L and sources available. It also has generic JDBC/ ODBC drivers in case you need it.
  • I like the ease of deployment across environment (DEV and PROD) with the use of context variables.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Matillion

  • Limited selection of instance sizes - Larger organizations and groups my need to set up multilple instances depending on estimations on concurrent users.
  • Lack of complete github, gitlab, or other source control integration - it has internal versioning but it is limited. Manual job exports currently don't lend well for useful DIFFs comparison when using those technologies.
  • Needs more options for authentication and security - User creation is very manual and can be tedious and difficult to manage for larger installations.
Patrick Hildreth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • Syncing with Git should be made easier
  • Can face issues with certain big data spaces
  • Support find it difficult to resolve complex issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion

Matillion 7.4
Based on 4 answers
With the current experience of Matillion, we are likely to renew with the current feature option but will also look for improvement in various areas including scalability and dependability. 1. Connectors: It offers various connectors option but isn't full proof which we will be looking forward as we grow.2. Scalability: As usage increase, we want Matillion system to be more stable.
Sudarshan Kothari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Matillion

Matillion 7.8
Based on 87 answers
Pretty good UI, especially for a completely web-based system. Source control integration is a bit clunky at times, but overall makes code versioning and branching much more simple, since it's largely within the same context as the rest of the code. Finding some core settings can be difficult - they're just not where one would expect them to be.
Britton Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We use Talend Data Integration day in and day out. It is the best and easiest tool to jump on to and use. We can build a basic integration super-fast. We could build basic integrations as fast as within the hour. It is also easy to build transformations and use Java to perform some operations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Matillion

Matillion 7.5
Based on 9 answers
Overall, I've found Matillion to be responsive and considerate. I feel like they value us as a customer even when I know they have customers who spend more on the product than we do. That speaks to a motive higher than money. They want to make a good product and a good experience for their customers.If I have any complaint, it's that support sometimes feels community-oriented. It isn't always immediately clear to me that my support requests are going to a support engineer and not to the community at large. Usually, though, after a bit of conversation, it's clear that Matillion is watching and responding. And responses are generally quick in coming.
Matthew Burr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 5.3
Based on 4 answers
Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Matillion

Matillion 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Not really a part of the implementation to give fare insight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Matillion

There's a number of systems not available to enter in here that we also took a look at: AWS Data pipeline, Airflow, Xplenty, etc. The reason we chose Matillion is for the balance of features (ability to connect into cloud data sources like Jira), a simple interface to put together Data pipelines (that required little to no coding), and a reasonable price point. Matillion is pretty unique in that it hits a balance of all three of those requirements.
Kris Shinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend is much versatile in assimilating various different business use cases. It covers more functionality and is packed with tons of features to explore. It has the ability to fine tune to each project, and not be a one-fits all solution. Problems with Excel, is that it is not suited for large projects, collaboration work. Alteryx is a very costly alternative.
Sanket Bharaswadkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Matillion

Matillion 6.6
Based on 79 answers
Instance size can be upgraded or downgraded with few clicks and hourly billing rate will change immediately. No need to restart Matillion instance. Matillion Enterprise edition has several benefits and will be activated automatically by configuring ">=m4." large instance size
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Matillion

  • I was able to build a complete commissions processing system for over 3500 employees using Matillion in just over a month. This included gathering data from 5 different sources, combining them together appropriately and building in the business rules. I was awarded one of the top awards our company gives for this project.
  • Our big three Business Intelligence tools: Matillion, Redshift and DOMO allow us to give our employees the right data at the right time. Our productivity has increased as 75%+ of our employees look at their data every day they work.
Gary Pope | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • Easy to build complex data transformations.
  • Licensing model isn't that flexible.
  • Memory mangement for huge volumes of information. You have to modify ETL designs to handle it properly.
Josep Coves Barreiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Matillion

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Talend Data Integration

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Matillion
7.5
Talend Data Integration
5.3

Likelihood to Renew

Matillion
7.4
Talend Data Integration

Usability

Matillion
7.8
Talend Data Integration
9.0

Support Rating

Matillion
7.5
Talend Data Integration
5.3

Implementation Rating

Matillion
8.2
Talend Data Integration

Scalability

Matillion
6.6
Talend Data Integration

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